Associate Producer, Local Projects
Full-time, Regular
Reports to: Senior Director, Production and Creative Services

We’re looking to hire an Associate Producer for our Local Television team. In this role, you’ll participate in producing local programs and short stories focusing on the people, places, arts, and culture of the Greater Washington, DC area.

In an average week you can expect to:

  • Research to support scriptwriting, footage acquisition and rights clearances.
  • Produce two-minute arts reviews featuring WETA critics and host.
  • Write copy for teleprompter.
  • Coordinate and support location and studio shoots.
  • Schedule and oversee edit sessions.
  • Enter on-air promotions scheduling data.

What success looks like:
After 60 days, you’ll have laid the groundwork for strong relationships with coworkers and know what stage each production is in.
After 120 days, you’ll be known by your great work product. It will be accurate, timely, and you’ll have proposed new and exciting ideas.

You must have:

  • Ability to self-direct and work remotely.
  • Ability to work well with others, including people outside the organization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of media management technology, including basic non-linear editing, transcoding, clipping and logging.
  • Experience successfully working independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple deadlines.

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in television production and postproduction.
  • Experience working with digital/online media.

About us:
Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.

We know there are great candidates who may have skills we haven’t thought about. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and people with disabilities.

WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.